September was a busy month, but I still found time to read. I read nine books including one re-read. My favorite of the month was Penance by Kanae Minato. Our Kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall was a close second.
Here’s the complete list of what finished this month with my 1-sentence summary of each.
- Penance by Kanae Minato—Revenge is toxic and lasts a lifetime.
- She Was the Quiet One by Michele Campbell—Fancy boarding school kids are awful; toxic masculinity is part of fancy boarding schools. (Timely read? Yup.)
- The Humans by Matt Haig—If aliens send one of their own to impersonate a human, it’ll totally stress out the alien because humans are confusing and complicated and almost always illogical, but it’ll sure be funny.
- Choose Your Own Disaster by Dana Schwartz—Memoirs about 20-somethings are hard to read if you are not a 20-something; being 40-something is way better (and also a choose-your-own-adventure format doesn’t work well in electronic books).
- Stand Firm: Resisting the Self-Improvement Crazy by Svend Brinkmann—You don’t have to be better; just be.
- Educated by Tara Westover—If you thought your childhood was rough…
- Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher—It’s funny because it’s true: People in academia are all bonkers (self included).
- Doomsday Book by Connie Willis—Time traveling to the Middle Ages is very interesting until you get the plague.
- Our Kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall—A man who wants to believe he deserves the affections of a woman will continue to believe in spite of all evidence to the contrary.
Happy reading in October!